Mary W. Gundry, died on March 16, at the age of 95.
She is survived by her husband of 74 years Merton R. Gundry, daughters, Karen L. Eilber and Sandra G. Perl (John), 3 grandchildren, Jeffrey M Litwiller (Kimberly), Kerri Eilber DeCola, and J Wright Hammond (April), 8 great grandchildren and 2 great-great grandchildren.
Born in 1922 in Middletown, NY, graduated Ithaca High School in 1939, attended Edgewood Park Senior College, Cornell and Michigan State Universities. Married Merton R Gundry in October 1943 and lived in the Rochester, NY area until 1977. While in Rochester, she was a real estate broker. She was very active in many sports. Mary bowled in 3 leagues which lead to bowling in both State and National Championships. With her husband, they were members of Brook Lea Country Club and played in the Rochester District and Western New York Associations, holding office in the latter. She was also one of the founders of the Genesee Figure Skating Club in 1956. During her years at the figure skating club she competed in the Senior Dance division in regional and sectional competitions and was 5 times Eastern Senior Dance Champion. After retiring from skating herself, she became a national figure skating judge, judging competitions all over the country. Mary, along with her husband was also involved in Nascar racing becoming the Chief Scorer for Western, New York.
In 1977 Mary moved to Pinehurst, NC. In 1979 she and her husband won the Pinehurst Couples Championship, and in 1980 Mary won the Moore County Championship. She stayed active playing golf until 2002 and carried an 11-17 handicap throughout. For a number of years, Mary worked at the Carolina Custom Golf shop, and after it closed she worked at Cook’s Choice selling kitchen equipment and helping people with their cooking.
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